DAVID BOWIE – His Stunning Single ‘LIFE ON MARS’ Came Out 50 Years Ago Today

Top singles from the past

22 June 2023

Eternal music genius DAVID BOWIE released LIFE ON MARS, one
of his many stunning singles 50 years ago today, on 22 June 1973.

Although Bowie was fixated on becoming Ziggy Stardust at the time
of its recording the song has no connection with the planet Mars.
The title is a reference to the intense media coverage of the
contemporaneous US-Soviet Union race to reach the planet.

The track featured on his Hunky Dory LP. Rick Wakeman
from prog rockers YES played piano on the timeless gem.

Life On Mars came out as a single almost two years after
the album and peaked at #3 on the British charts.

Sailors fighting in the dance hall
Oh man, look at those cavemen go
It’s the freakiest show
Take a look at the lawman
Beating up the wrong guy
Oh man, wonder if he’ll ever know
He’s in the best selling show
Is there life on Mars?

Almost 300 million streams on Spotify.

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